Tigers take center stage

A photo of the cast and crew of Madagascar
The cast and crew of “Madagascar” at a preview performance on Tuesday, June 22. (Photo by Rebecca Allen.)

Bravo to the Theatre Department on yesterday’s premiere of “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure.” Held outdoors on Traditions Plaza, it’s the department’s first performance with a large in-person audience in more than a year.

“Madagascar” is directed by Joy Powell, an associate professor at MU, and features 10 of our Tigers as animals who escape from Central Park Zoo and other characters. Be sure to catch one of the upcoming family-friendly performances throughout the next two weeks.

A photo of Rachel Misner, Reggie Coleman, Preston Wilson and Nathan Le as characters in Madagascar
(Left to right) Rachel Misner, Reggie Coleman, Preston Wilson and Nathan Le play their parts. (Photo by Rebecca Allen.)

The Theatre Department — like so many programs at Mizzou — demonstrated incredible versatility over the past year. From Zoom musicals to socially distanced shows, they found creative ways to tell the stories audiences love. I’m so proud that they continue to share their immense talent with our community in a safe way.

Congratulations again to the cast and crew. I look forward to even more opening nights after our full return in August.

— Mun